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Requests for adminship status

Mariusm (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I've made quite a lot of contribution to Wikispecies and I'm very familiar with the style and rules of Wikispecies. (I edited the complete frog and bat species, and created hundreds of ants.)

I would like to become an admin for the following reasons:

  1. Be able to update the main page, (like this) and make it more attractive (of course subject to community's consent).
  2. Be able to delete mistaken and vandalised pages. (for example - sort out the orphaned pages.)
  3. Guard against vandalism.

Mariusm 15:31, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Poll starts 15:31, 19 January 2010 (UTC); poll ends 15:31, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Promoted. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:47, 28 January 2010 (UTC)


Support

  1. lycaon 13:59, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  2. Stho002 19:52, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  3. Kevmin 20:49, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  4. As I'm the person who suggested Mariusm to run for RfA, it'll be very irresponsible for me if I don't come here and show my support. OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:51, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  5. But if you do change the main page, be sure to test it at multiple resolutions. (In your example, the right half is empty on my screen.) Rocket000 22:03, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  6. [[User talk:Ucucha|Ucucha]] 12:32, 24 January 2010 (UTC) He created hundreds of ants, so he must be God, so he must be an admin. More seriously, much good content work, which he'll be able to do even better as an admin.
  7. Ark (talk page) 12:54, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Accassidy (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate Accassidy for adminship. His level of expertise and responsibility is exemplary, and he continues to contribute excellent information and even better images. At present he keeps a vigilant watch for vandalism, but cannot directly do anything about it, which must be frustrating! Stho002 20:38, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

I am happy to accept nomination. Since my earlier remark about not being sure of the implications, I have studied the list of responsibilities given above and am confident that I can fulfil those obligations. Thank you. Accassidy 15:18, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Poll starts 15:18, 15 February 2010 (UTC); poll ends 15:18, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Support

  1. Quick to spot and revert vandalism. We definitely need more admins round the clock OhanaUnitedTalk page 20:32, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
  2. one of our finest editors - and perfect in every conceivable way for adminship (see his comment above regarding the implications...) Stho002 02:55, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree with the above. Ark (talk page) 21:50, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
  4. It's refreshing to have here an admin who understands the nuts and bolts of taxonomy... Mariusm 06:02, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
  5. Ucucha 13:31, 17 February 2010 (UTC) Welcome!
  6. lycaon 21:48, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
  7. and strongly. Rocket000 01:51, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. lycaon 06:52, 15 February 2010 (UTC) quote: "although I am not excatly sure of the implications..." per additional remark. lycaon 13:01, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Neutral

EncycloPetey (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I seem to be the only editor here in bryophytes and algae, and am noticing just how many deletions/moves will be needed to upate taxonomy of the liverworts and mosses. I am already a primary contributor for these groups on Wikipedia (see e.g. w:Jungermanniales, w:Metzgeriales, w:Moss, w:Phaeophyceae, and their subpages) and set up almost all of the WS pages on the Phaeophyceae (brown algae). I believe in coordinating between Wikispecies, Wikipedia, and Commons, so that information on all three is consistent. I have been a contributor to the English Wikipedia since 2005 and an admin there since 2007. I have been an admin on the English Wiktionary since 2006, and that is where I spend most of my time (editing English, Latin, and Galician entries... so I know some Latin too).

I took a B.S. degree in Biology with an emphasis in botanical systematics. I have worked (for pay) in two herbaria, and worked (without pay) in another. I created the current liverwort filing system for the bryophyte herbarium at Duke University, and did half the liverwort specimen reorganization, filing, and synonymization for UC (at Berkeley). I have also worked (as a volunteer) in the UC Museum of Paleontology, and I helped revise part of their paleobotanical searchable database so that you can now search for taxa above the rank of genus. This meant spending a week entering all the higher taxon information for each specimen record. I am familiar with the problems of paleobotanical form taxa, and have a full-size bookcase that isn't big enough to contain all my botanical reference books (let alone the reprints and photocopies of papers). --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:38, 14 May 2010 (UTC) EncycloPetey (talk) 05:38, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Poll starts 14 May 2010 (UTC) 05:38, poll ends 21 May 2010 (UTC) 05:38. Ark (talk page) 20:37, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Support

  1. Stho002 (talk) 05:42, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. SatuSuro (talk) 09:51, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
  3. Accassidy (talk) 17:13, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
  4. Ark (talk page) 18:09, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
  5. OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:20, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
  6. Ucucha 11:01, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Faendalimas (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I feel the need to contribute better to this wiki, I have already done so on Wikimedia but feel prevented from doing so here effectively. As explained on my page I am a research taxonomist of some 16 years experience specializing in turtles. Faendalimas (talk) 22:54, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Poll starts 22:54, 18 June 2010 (UTC), poll ends 22:54, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Closed as not promoted. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:02, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Support

Oppose

  1. IMHO, this user is a taxonomist with biased views about his own taxonomic opinions and tries to oppress alternative views Stho002 (talk) 23:58, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
    We are all entitled to our views but please cite anything where I have suppressed anything of someone elses? Faendalimas (talk) 00:30, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
    Wollumbinia vs Myuchelys: the ICZN has made no official published OPINION on the availability of Wollumbinia, and until such time as they do, we will be giving Wells the benefit of the doubt. The taxa are searchable under both names, so there isn't a problem. It is not up to Wikispecies to decide if a publication has been validly published or not, we are a data aggregator/integrator. We will follow official published OPINIONS of the ICZN, but will not otherwise side with one or other disputants. The name Wollumbinia has been used for many years and is present in many databases including ION. There is no need or point at present to change the Wikispecies page, but I am sure that Faendalimas (talkcontribsblockall projects) will not be able to accept that, so I have protected the page. Wells also edits here sometimes, so a wheel war would be the inevitable result. End of story, thanks Stho002 (talk) 00:57, 19 June 2010 (UTC) Also, it is clear that the only reason why Faendalimas (talkcontribsblockall projects) requests adminship is to be able to edit the protected page --Stho002 (talk) 00:59, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
    I have not suppressed Wollumbinia I made in a published statement on this in the journal Zootaxa a decision based on the code. That is my job as a taxonomist. I do concede that being suppressed from editing my own articles is an issue for me. If you believe Wells is right then publish this or go to the ICZN yourself, their ruling is not needed, but feel free. The name is not valid and this has been published and your not only ignoring this but supressing it. Thank you Steven for making your position and bias so clear. Faendalimas (talk) 01:09, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
    Yes, and my job as a Wikispecies editor is to handle taxonomic disputes in an unbiased way. I am not convinced by your arguments against Wollumbinia, and as you wrote in your Zootaxa article, it is 'your opinion' that the name Wollumbinia is unavailable according to the ICZN Code. Well, it is not my opinion, and I believe that the Wikispecies page flags the dispute sufficiently well for the reader to make up their own minds. So, sorry, but you are not going to bulldoze me into submission on this ... --Stho002 (talk) 01:32, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
  2. Oppose on the grounds of low edit count (less than 250 edits), obtaining the admin tools for the purpose engaging in wheel war and tendentious editing (finding an axe to grind), as well as trying to lobby me using email function. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:24, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
    I can accept your points here but I would like to say I was not trying to lobby you. I sent that email before I did this admin app, which from the timing point of view may have been a mistake. I only thought of this step because you had said you were in need of taxonomists. Faendalimas (talk) 05:35, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
    We are in need of more taxonomists (as editors), yes, but they don't get fast-track promotion to admin --Stho002 (talk) 05:47, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
  3. Editors can contribute without the need to become Admin, which should not be sought for a special purpose with respect to disputes about taxonomy. Such disputes must be resolved by discussion not arbitrary action. If the point at issue is ongoing, then the discussion pages for the taxa concerned can explain this. The motivation here for Adminship seems wrong. Accassidy (talk) 08:10, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Neutral

MKOliver (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:MKOliver for adminship, who in a very short time has made 982 excellent edits, none of which have been deleted, with an average of 2.2 edits per page (442 unique pages edited) --Stho002 (talk) 21:25, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, did he accept your nomination? OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:21, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind nomination. I accept. Cordially, MKOliver (talk) 15:51, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Poll starts 15:51, 3 October 2010 (UTC); poll ends 15:51, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Close as promoted. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:20, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Support

  1. --Stho002 (talk) 20:22, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Accassidy (talk) 15:07, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Ark (talk page) 16:13, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

  1. Open2universe | Talk 02:12, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
He has just two months of edits and I am not sure his edits require admin status
Oh, come on! He is obviously a fine editor and good admin material, so why wait any longer? He is a professional taxonomist with a willingness to contribute freely to Wikispecies - a rare beast indeed! Stho002 (talk) 02:36, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Hydriz (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I am an active member on SWMT and I would like to help out in fighting vandalism here. I understand that my request might seem impossible to fufill as I have only made 20+ edits, but I always follow #cvn-species- on IRC to monitor vandalism. I am also a sysop on Wikimedia Strategic Planning and rollbacker and patroller on Simple English Wikipedia and Wiktionary. I hope to be able to fight vandalism with my new tools of being an administrator and help protect Wikispecies. Thank you. Hydriz (talk) 08:23, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Poll starts 08:23, 25 March 2011 (UTC), poll ends 08:23, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Support

Oppose

  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose You have only a small number of edits here; have been active on the SWMT only since last month; and have only six edits on WSP prior to this month. That doesn't provide for enough of a basis to evaluate your potential as an admin. Thank you for fighting vandalism, but you don't have to be an admin to do that. Admins here generally know what WS is about, know the formatting conventions, and have a decent grasp of taxonomy and nomenclature. As you have edited the main namespace only 3 times, we can't judge your taxonomic skill either. Sorry, but perhaps if you reapplied once you've demonstrated the skills expected in an admin. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:30, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Concur with above remarks. Sorry, as help with vandalism will always be useful. Thanks for the offer. Accassidy (talk) 22:10, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
  3. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above Stho002 (talk) 22:12, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Neutral

Vibhijain (talkcontribsblockall projects)

The most important thing for Wikispecies is to attract Users. But it is a tough job as not each user is not capable of editing this project as it requires a Good knowledge of Biology. But as new users are attracted, Vandals also attract to a project. I will like admin rights to handle that. Admin rights will also help me in deleting articles like Broken Redirects, Blank pages or pages with very less content. I have a good knowledge of these tools as I am a sysop on Sanskrit and Pali Wikipedia, Rollbacker and Reviewer on Hindi Wikipedia. As I have Autopatrolled rights on meta, This also gets proven that I have a good knowledge of Policies. I request you to present your views on this below. :)Vibhijain (talk) 10:33, 1 June 2011 (UTC) Vibhijain (talk) 10:33, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Support

  1. User:Jonas AGX 12:02, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The "broken redirects" you just mass CSD'd are for synonyms where the main page hasn't been created yet, and were put there intentionally. There are relatively few regular contributors here and a vast quantity of work still to be done. This means that we will have large numbers of intentional redlinks here. You need to have a good understanding of the current state and limitations of this project in order to be a good admin here, and the mass CSD shows you need more experience with this project in order to gain that understanding. Koumz (talk) 13:57, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
    Thanks for telling that. I will try to get more experience here. :) Vibhijain (talk) 14:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
    Hey, aren't you going to undo your edits in that field?! Kuzia (talk) 20:57, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think that to be an Admin here you should have knowledge of taxonomic principles as well as Wiki processes. So I suspect that Vibhijain needs more experience of biological nomenclature before becoming an Admin here. Accassidy (talk) 21:51, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  3. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose You will need a lot more contributions first, and ones which ADD CONTENT Stho002 (talk) 21:57, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  4. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's much too soon to be applying for adminship, with total edits <100. A couple of thousand substantive edits, with demonstrated knowledge of good principles of taxonomy, demonstrated knowledge of familiarity with at least one major group of organisms, and demonstrated good judgment in editorial decision-making, will win my vote. I agree with above comments about there being justification for creating some intentional red links. Vibhijain, keep at it, and by all means, reapply for adminship when you have more relevant knowledge and experience under your belt. --MKOliver (talk) 11:46, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Neutral

  1. I would say not now. Get more experience here and come back to request it again. OhanaUnitedTalk page 05:39, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Koumz (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I am requesting because others suggested that I do so. I am willing to serve. I hope my work speaks for itself. Tools could make some of the clean-up and infrastructure work (including countervandalism) I do more efficient, especially in cases like Template:VN. Koumz (talk) 04:44, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Poll starts 04:44, 15 July 2011 (UTC); poll ends 04:44, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Closed as promoted. Although Koumz withdrew his nomination (and later retracted it), I do not see how it will alter (if any) the final result. OhanaUnitedTalk page 05:52, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Support

  1. Solid yes. Open2universe | Talk 12:07, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  2. Yes! Ark (talk) 15:50, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  3. Yes, --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:27, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  4. We badly need this kind of maintenance around here! Mariusm (talk) 16:33, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  5. Yes, he is good with automated edits! Stho002 (talk) 23:45, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. Yes, happy to give my support. Accassidy (talk) 09:55, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
  7. Yes, enthusiastically. Very active; many solid edits; good judgment; needed skills. MKOliver (talk) 02:40, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Amqui

I request adminship mainly to be able to do translations into french of the protected Wikispecies pages like the french welcome page. I have created the Village Pump and Community Portal pages in french a while ago and will be more efficient if I could connect those and other future development myself to the protected pages. French is my first language and I speak english fluently since I have been working in English for almost 10 years now. I'm mainly involved in french projects (Wikipedia, Wikinews, Wikiversity, etc.), but I have been a sysop on Wikipedia in Cree (cr.wiki) for last two years. I will also use the tools to help current admins against vandalism and other routine tasks. You can see my contributions on Wikispecies here. Having the right to edit the protected page will allow to have them translated in a timely manner; I remember in 2009 asking to remove the protection on the french page to be able to translate some news. Amqui (talk) 19:52, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Poll started 19:52, 23 January 2012, poll ended 06:17 12 March 2012. Closed as unsuccessful. OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:17, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Support

  1. I don't see why not. He seems like a trusted user of Wiki in general. He doesn't have many edits here but in other Wikis besiede Wikispecies, he has demonstrated as an experience sysop. I think helping expanding any projects within Wiki should be encourage. I don't see any reasons to stop him from doing good things to Wikis.Trongphu (talk) 22:20, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. As we work mostly in Latin and multilingual references here, I don't see translation of a lot of pages into French as highly desirable. Admins here really should have taxonomic knowledge as well as Wiki skills, with languages of third importance. The French community portal needs only to encourage francophones to understand that entries should wherever possible be independent of language. This can be done without Admin rights across the whole of WS. Accassidy (talk) 16:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
    I was talking mainly about the Welcome page, if you look at the English one and the French one, you'll see a big difference. Of course, I'm not talking about translating the species' pages. However, the proposition made below, is also good if the page could be unprotected. Amqui (talk) 16:57, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
  2. With fewer than 25 edits here prior to this month, I don't see any real reason to grant adminship. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:51, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Neutral

  1. I'm not sure it is appropriate to promote someone to admin (let alone bureaucrat) without them first having done a substantial number of content adding and housekeeping edits ON THIS PROJECT, but there are currently not many such edits ... Stho002 (talk) 20:25, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
  2. The French main page was unprotected for 1.5 years beginning 30 minutes after your last request for it to be unlocked and you did not edit it at all in that time. Perhaps we can just unprotect it again for a little while if Ohana agrees. Koumz (talk) 20:51, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
    Sure it'll be helpful. I guess I have been drag somewhere else... Amqui (talk) 22:11, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
  3. Nothing against Amqui, but I don't see any compelling argument for his adminship at this time. Very few edits, and those there are have little taxonomic substance. MKOliver (talk) 02:01, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Uleli (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Uleli for adminship. User:Uleli is a member and contributor on Wikispecies since 2010. Out of present 25 admins, 6 admins has not been active during the last 5 years. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops (active users). Dan Koehl (talk) 04:38, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

I accept Uleli (talk) 05:00, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Poll started 05:00, 6 April 2014 (UTC), poll ends 05:00, 13 April 2014 (UTC) OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:52, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 05:53, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Support

  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 07:29, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. Orchi (talk) 13:27, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Accassidy (talk) 18:50, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  4. Andyboorman (talk) 18:33, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  5. MKOliver (talk) 01:48, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  6. Stho002 (talk) 01:53, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Tommy Kronkvist (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Tommy Kronkvist for adminship. User:Tommy Kronkvist is a member and contributor on Wikispecies since 2005. Out of present 25 admins, 6 admins has not been active during the last 5 years. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops (active users). Dan Koehl (talk) 04:38, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

I accept. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 16:26, 7 April 2014 (UTC).
Poll started 16:26, 7 April 2014 (UTC). Poll ends 16:26, 14 April 2014 (UTC) OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:49, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 16:53, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Support

  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 20:44, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. Andyboorman (talk) 19:37, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. MKOliver (talk) 01:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  4. Stho002 (talk) 01:53, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  5. Accassidy (talk) 18:42, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

  1. (I know I'm not following the rules when I started commenting while he has yet to accept or decline the nomination) Nothing against Tommy's contribution. His edits were fine but his edit history showed that he only comes on a few times a year, do a spree of edits, and disappears for rest of the year. Take a look at 2013 as an example, he edits 2 days each in January, March, and April plus 1 day each in July and September. Since the issue we're addressing at this moment is to replace inactive admins with active ones, I wouldn't consider Tommy as very active or able to respond to issues occurring here quickly. OhanaUnitedTalk page 22:05, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
    I'm aware of the issues pointed out, and I fully take them onboard. Also, it is my firm intention to redirect most of my wiki-work towards Wikispecies rather than Wikipedia. The reason for this is simply that I feel I can contribute in a better way here. I have made quite a large number of edits to Wikipedia (albeit mainly to the Swedish language version of it). Therefore it is time for me to shift focus to the somewhat narrower fields of taxonomy and systematics, simply because they are more in line with my interests than the "all you can eat" approach of Wikipedia. Regardless of adminship, it is and will always be my intention to do whatever good I can to support all aspects of Wikispecies – and of course Wikimedia as a whole. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:29, 7 April 2014 (UTC).
    Ok, thanks. OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:48, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Neferkheperre (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Neferkheperre for adminship. Out of present 26 admins, 6 admins has not been active during the last 5 years. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops (active users). Dan Koehl (talk) 17:07, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I accept nomination. Thank you. Neferkheperre (talk) 17:40, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Poll started 17:40, 14 April 2014 (UTC), poll ends 17:40, 21 April 2014 (UTC). OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:39, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 18:52, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Support

  1. Andyboorman (talk) 19:29, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. Dan Koehl (talk) 05:37, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Stho002 (talk) 06:03, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  4. Fagus (talk) 09:01, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  5. MKOliver (talk) 02:18, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  6. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 17:47, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Startupevo1 (talkcontribsblockall projects)

Why you want to be a sysop ~~

I'm very familiar with the style and rules of Wikispecies. I would like to become an admin for the following reasons:

  1. Be able to update the main page, and make it more attractive.
  2. Be able to delete mistaken and vandalised pages.

Startupevo1 (talk) 10:53, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Closed as not promoted. OhanaUnitedTalk page 05:12, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Support

Oppose

  1. Nothing against Startupevo1's contribution as such, but the user has only made a total of just over 1800 edits distributed over 92 different Wikimedia projects. Therefore I think it's a little too early, especially considering that only 10 of those edits were made here at Wikispecies. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC).
  2. I agree with Tommy - not a single taxonomy edit. Mariusm (talk) 15:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  3. This request appears to be primarily about capability to edit the French main page (which itself is unprotected). The protected items on that page are Template:Languages and Template:MP pictures, neither of which is something a user with less than 30 edits should be allowed to alter without supervision. Concur with others above that user has not shown any taxonomic capability whatsoever and that that is a requirement for admin here. Koumz (talk) 17:20, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  4. If the applicant has no particular interest in and facility with taxonomy, and minimal experience in WS itself, there is little reason at present to approve the application. MKOliver (talk) 00:49, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
  5. Same reasons as those given above. Accassidy (talk) 09:15, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Neutral

Andyboorman (talkcontribsblockall projects)

Andyboorman is an active member since 2011. Out of present 20 admins, 2 admins has not been active during the last 2 years, 3 not during the last year. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops (active users). Dan Koehl (talk) 09:00, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Poll closed. Andyboorman is an admin now. Dan Koehl (talk) 09:00, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Support

  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 09:01, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. Andy has been an excellent contributor and he deserves this promotion Mariusm (talk) 09:45, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. Accassidy (talk) 10:43, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
  4. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 10:26, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
  5. Franz Xaver (talk) 19:13, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Unsuitable. Stho002 (talk) 21:39, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
My reasons against are as follows:
(1) The nomination of User:Andyboorman by User:Dan Koehl is motivated by a dispute with me, and designed to change the balance of power within that dispute to my disadvantage;
(2) Promotion to admin is not a reward for excellent contributions as an editor. It must be decided on the candidate's suitability for an admin role. Therefore User:Mariusm has failed to provide a valid reason (above) in favour of the promotion of User:Andyboorman;
(3) User:Accassidy has given no supporting reason either for the promotion;
(4) User:Dan Koehl's reason is simply that we need more admins, but this isn't a reason for promotion of User:Andyboorman in particular, so again effectively no reason given;
(5) I suggest that User:Andyboorman is unsuitable for admin because, as can be seen from the VP, he recklessly enters into disputes, rather than treading cautiously with appropriate restraint. From that point of view he is no more suitable as an admin than I am, so it would be gratuitously inconsistent for him to be promoted at this time, but in the future maybe ... Stho002 (talk) 05:52, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
(6) Even with two more votes in support of the promotion, we still have one good reason against promotion vs. no good reasons offered in support ...Stho002 (talk) 20:47, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Neutral

MPF (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:MPF for adminship. Out of Wikispecies present 22 admins, some admins has not been very active during the last 2 years. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops who are active users. Dan Koehl (talk) 11:54, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Poll started 12:00, 27 December 2014 (UTC), poll ends 12:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 11:59, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:19, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Comment : MPF Please confirm that you accepte the nomination --Regards and Happy New Year Grind24 (talk) 14:28, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, accepted, thanks! I'll also try to answer any queries anyone has. - MPF (talk) 15:02, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Please note that User:MPF already accepted the nomination on his/her user talk page at December 27, 2014.diff It should have been done here instead, but still… :-) Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:18, 2 January 2015 (UTC).

Support

  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 11:59, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Neferkheperre (talk) 15:21, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Grind24 (talk) 17:03, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Mariusm (talk) 15:27, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 15:47, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
  6. MKOliver (talk) 04:55, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  7. Wsiegmund (talk) 01:25, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

  1. Accassidy (talk) 09:37, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikiklaas (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Wikiklaas for adminship. Out of Wikispecies present 23 admins, some admins has not been very active during the last years, and one will probably be removed due to inactivity. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops who are active users. Dan Koehl (talk) 13:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC).

I thank Dan for his confidence and for the honour of nominating me. On my talk page I already explained that I've been an administrator on the Dutch Wikipedia for the best part of two years now, and that my home wiki takes a lot of my time. I cannot promise to be active here on a daily basis but I would like to help when and where I can. I'm quite familiar with matters of taxonomy, especially nomenclature, which is why I add content and correct errors on Wikispecies every now and then. I'm familiar with fighting vandalism on my home wiki, have had contact with stewards over cases of cross wiki vandalism, and in general I am familiar with how a wiki works (creating, deleting and renaming pages, using and writing templates, general wikisyntax, trying to reach consensus in cases of conflicts). Users of my home wiki could often reach me on IRC, although I'm most active there when I don't have a large onwiki task at hand (the past few months I was busy creating order out of chaos in our articles on butterflies, and less reachable on IRC).
I know the meaning of "misuse of administrative tools" and promise to use the extra privileges with care.
I respectfully accept the nomination. Wikiklaas (talk) 23:32, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 23:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC), poll ends 23:45, 11 March 2015 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 23:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 23:49, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 02:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Jianhui67 (talk) 06:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Andyboorman (talk) 11:53, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Orchi (talk) 11:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 12:29, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. Mariusm (talk) 15:30, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. Neferkheperre (talk) 02:15, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Floscuculi (talk) 19:57, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  9. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:06, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  10. Jacobo Vásquez  ¿Diga?  02:21, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  11. Accassidy (talk) 18:47, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  12. Green Giant (talk) 20:43, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

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Faendalimas (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Faendalimas for adminship. Out of Wikispecies present 23 admins, some admins has not been very active during the last years, and one will probably be removed due to inactivity. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops who are active users. Dan Koehl (talk) 02:11, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the nomination. I have been involved on Wikipedia since 2006 mostly working on the turtle and other Reptile pages. I have over 2000 edits there and many of the pages were either written or developed by me. I also have had to mediate issues between users there, although not an admin, I mediated because of my expertise with the Chelonians. I then referred the matter to admins with my recommendations. This occurred in the issues with the Homopus genus on Wikipedia. I am active on Wikipedia in reverting vandalism and am a member of the Copywrite taskforce and the Taxobox taskforce as well as a number of groups with biology, reptiles etc. In recent months I have been travelling, currently in Australia, I return to Brasil next week and wil be able to be far more active then. I edit on both the English and Portuguese Wikipedia, though much less so in Portuguese. Since being asked to start editing here again I have cleaned up the Chelidae following internationally accepted publications, not my own, hence I do recognize issues such as NPOV and am well aware of many Wiki policies and guidelines. I have around 400 edits on Wikispecies. On wikipedia I have been involved in discussions of some of these policies. I feel I am patient and fair, I recognise my own limits and am happy to listen to the opinions of others. So in the event where I need to mediate I stick to policy and attempt to reach a peaceful outcome. I am well aware that Admin-ship is a privilege not to be abused. Thank you everyone for considering this. Faendalimas (talk) 02:27, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 03:03, 12 March 2015 (UTC), poll ends 03:03, 19 March 2014 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 03:02, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 03:13, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 03:03, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Jianhui67 (talk) 05:42, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 05:55, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Mariusm (talk) 06:17, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Green Giant (talk) 17:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. Neferkheperre (talk) 17:43, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. Andyboorman (talk) 18:40, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Jacobo Vásquez  ¿Diga?  19:07, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  9. MKOliver (talk) 18:41, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  10. Orchi (talk) 19:27, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  11. Kempf EK (talk) 03:13, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

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PeterR (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:PeterR for adminship. Out of Wikispecies present 23 admins, some admins has not been very active during the last years, and one will probably be removed due to inactivity. As Wikispecies develops there is a need of more sysops who are active users Dan Koehl (talk) 08:43, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

I accept PeterR (talk) 08:52, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 09:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC), poll ends 09:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 09:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 09:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Support

  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 09:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Lol edit conflict. Jianhui67 (talk) 09:03, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Faendalimas talk 09:08, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Mariusm (talk) 09:17, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. --Murma174 (talk) 13:00, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. Neferkheperre (talk) 13:35, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. MKOliver (talk) 03:45, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Jacobo Vásquez  ¿Diga?  06:38, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  9. Kevmin (talk) 00:49, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  10. Wuefab (talk) 16:05, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
  11. Andyboorman (talk) 18:55, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Pigsonthewing (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Pigsonthewing for adminship. User:Pigsonthewing has been active on WS since over ten years, is active with administrative issues, and has taken a general responsibility for the project since 2005. User:Pigsonthewing is on the whitelist labelled as a trusted user. Dan Koehl (talk) 00:35, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I am honoured to accept this unsolicited nomination. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:54, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 12:00, 14 November 2015 (UTC), poll ends 12:00, 21 November 2015 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 12:43, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:51, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:03, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Well suited for the task. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 12:20, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Neferkheperre (talk) 12:42, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Has my support. Andyboorman (talk) 12:52, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Mariusm (talk) 14:33, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. PeterR PeterR (talk) 15:01, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  7. Faendalimas talk 21:11, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  8. MPF (talk) 23:20, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  9. Aryamanarora (talk) 04:53, 15 November 2015 (UTC) (side note:I'll try to be more active now)
  10. Určitě na to má. Edituje dostatečně dlouho--Rosičák (talk) 17:16, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
  11. Justin (koavf)TCM 02:59, 17 November 2015 (UTC) Andy does a lot of good work connecting WMF projects. I think he could be very helpful here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:59, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  12. Murma174 (talk) 11:18, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  13. MKOliver (talk) 23:08, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Not sure. Jianhui67 (talk) 13:10, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Koavf (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Koavf for adminship. User:Koavf has been active on Wikispecies since 2005 and frequently shows excellent knowledge about the underlaying tech and programming needed to run the project, as well as a good understanding of the project goals and the ideas of its community. Koavf has a huge experience in regards to Wikimedia as such: he was the first person to contribute more than one million edits to English Wikipedia, and as of now has made almost 1.5 million edits to enWP. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:05, 17 November 2015 (UTC).

Accepted Thank you so much. I hope that I can be a greater asset here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 12:12, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 04:00, 18 November 2015 (UTC), poll ends 04:00, 25 November 2015 (UTC). –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:57, 18 November 2015 (UTC).
Closed as promoted. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 04:09, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 04:01, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. I'm all for Koavf and I admire his contributions here & on WP. Having said that, I do feel the need for admins who are more taxonomy-oriented rather than just the general-maintenance-inclined-sort-of-admins. Not that we don't require maintenance, but I guess it would have been more helpful if we had more admins who are aware of the site-specific taxonomic stuff. Anyway I hope we'll benefit from Koavf's experience. Mariusm (talk) 05:13, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Yes. Jianhui67 (talk) 07:37, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Koavf has taken admin responsibility and been very helpful towards other users throughout the years, and Im happy to support his nomination. I also agree with Mariusm that we need more admins from the taxonomy side, and hope to see new nominations here soon. Dan Koehl (talk) 11:46, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Murma174 (talk) 12:37, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. Neferkheperre (talk) 12:45, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  7. MKOliver (talk) 23:12, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  8. Andyboorman (talk) 17:12, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
  9. Able and ideal candidate. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
  10. O.K.--Rosičák (talk) 19:03, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
  11. Rzuwig 20:05, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
  12. MPF (talk) 18:18, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
  13. I support this too. Faendalimas talk 22:02, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  14. Accassidy (talk) 13:01, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

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Murma174 (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Murma174 for adminship. Murma174 has been active on WS since over five years, is since March this year very active in Village pump discussions, as well as active with administrative issues, like archiving finished discussion in Village pump, in the block request section, as well as reporting files to delete. With the admin tools he can be even more active. Murma174 is already bureaucrat and sysop on frr.wikipedia.org.Dan Koehl (talk) 19:05, 28 November 2015 (UTC) Dan Koehl (talk) 19:05, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Accepted Thanks for the nomination and for the confidence in me! Adminship would help wielding the mop on wikispecies. --Murma174 (talk) 22:04, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Poll ends 22:00, 05 December 2015 (UTC)
Poll closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 21:58, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

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  1. I agree. Neferkheperre (talk) 19:34, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. fully supported Faendalimas talk 22:03, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Mariusm (talk) 05:10, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Jianhui67 (talk) 07:16, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Andyboorman (talk) 08:51, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:13, 29 November 2015 (UTC).
  7. Grind24 (talk) 09:14, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  8. Dan Koehl (talk) 10:57, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  9. Orchi (talk) 12:20, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  10. Agree. Accassidy (talk) 12:59, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  11. Yes, Gloria sah (talk) 21:21, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  12. Aryamanarora (talk) 20:55, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  13. Agreed. MKOliver (talk) 02:40, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

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Circeus (talkcontribsblockall projects)

I would like to nominate User:Circeus for adminship. Circeus is a long time user on WS (over ten years), often engaged in Policy and administrative discussions, and contributing in various ways with a very stable activity on Wikispecies. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:28, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

I have been offered the opportunity before (in 2010) and back then I declined for various reasons. Prime amongst them my tendency to weave in and out of projects and my concerns at the time over my inactivity as a Wikipedia admin. Generally admin activities are much more relaxed on species, and although I'm not sure that have one in 15 users be an admin is needed at this stage of the project, I can probably do some good work with the mop (especially since I hope to get a good look at the Wikispecies category structure some day). Circeus (talk) 14:10, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 13:00, 13 December 2015 (UTC), poll ends 13:00, 20 December 2015 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 19:44, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Poll closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 13:05, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

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  1. Accassidy (talk) 13:13, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. Faendalimas talk 13:15, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  3. Neferkheperre (talk) 14:35, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  4. Dan Koehl (talk) 19:44, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  5. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 20:27, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  6. --Murma174 (talk) 21:46, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  7. Kevmin (talk) 22:32, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  8. Andyboorman (talk) 10:09, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
  9. Zerabat (talk) 11:10, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
  10. --Rosičák (talk) 20:03, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
  11. Mariusm (talk) 06:57, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
  12. --BRPever (talk) 08:54, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
  13. MKOliver (talk) 04:32, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

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